The Club is now in a position to announce that we have given the go ahead for the build and install of the new Wprfc viewing balcony on the front of the clubhouse. The balcony will be approx. 15m wide by 4.2m deep, and will have a glass frontage with steel handrails. The area beneath the balcony will also provide a useful shelter for club members. Access to the balcony will be via double doors from the Bowden Room and a single door in the President’s Lounge. The existing windows will be modified to create the access.
The majority of the work will be carried out at the workshop of BIG Engineering, who are the main contractors, with the final erection only taking a couple of weeks on site. The target date for completion is the first week in April, ready for the end of Season “Big Bash” and Players Reunion on the 13th April.
The build is the first phase of the project. Later in the Summer we will fit out the balcony with memorial benches, table & chairs, a roof canopy, lighting, patio heaters and maybe even a bbq. There have been some suggestions of a hot tub, but I think this is taking it a bit far.
The new viewing balcony should be a great improvement for the club, and I for one can’t wait to sit out there cheering all our club teams on!